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Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District

 
 
Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
1. Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.

1976
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1976 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 54.906′ N, 74° 10.803′ W. Marker is in Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of McBride Avenue and Spruce Street, on the left when traveling east on McBride Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Haines Overlook Park. Marker is in this post office area: Paterson NJ 07501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1914 S.U.M. Great Falls Power Plant (a few steps from this marker); Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic (a few steps from this marker); Captain Eric M. Graupe (a few steps from this marker); Passaic Falls (a few steps from this marker); Overlook Park (within shouting distance
Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
2. Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District Marker
of this marker); The Allied Textile Printing Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry B. Haines Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Falls Hydroelectric Station (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paterson.
 
Also see . . .  Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Closeup of Bell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
3. Closeup of Bell
Marker in Overlook Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
4. Marker in Overlook Park
Great Falls of the Passaic image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
5. Great Falls of the Passaic
This seventy foot waterfall is located within sight of the marker. George Washington visited this site in 1778.
S.U.M. Hydroelectric Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
6. S.U.M. Hydroelectric Station
Dating back to 1913, this plant is among the oldest hydroelectric plants in America.
Great Falls National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
7. Great Falls National Historical Park
On November 7, 2011, this area was designated as the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to "preserve and protect the heritage of this area along the Passaic River."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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